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In a large mixing bowl combine and sift together :2 cups of flour, 2 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of baking soda
Sift it all together into a mixing bowl. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Cut 1/3 cup of softened butter up into little squares.
Crumble them into the flour mixture.
Just like this.
Mix it all up well and cut in the butter you added with a pastry blender or 2 forks. Or hell, just use your hands. Whatever works. Just as long as the end result resembles a fine meal.
Pour in 3/4 cup of buttermilk
Mix it all up well. If you need to add more buttermilk do so. You want a nice soft, moist, dough.
Gather the dough up and lay it on a lightly floured surface. Knead it for about 3 minutes or so. Add more flour as needed so it all holds together.
Then pat it into a circle shape gently. You can use a rolling pin to roll it from there, but do it gently. The dough should be about 1/2 inch thick.
Grease a cookie sheet with butter.
Take a biscuit cutter(my Grandma used to use a floured glass) and cut the biscuits to the size you want. DO NOT twist the biscuit cutter when you cut. Just push down and lift up.
Twisting the cutter will STOP the biscuits from rising properly. So as the bra ads say, just lift and seperate.
Place the biscuits on the greased sheet and brush the tops lightly with a bit of melted butter.
Pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes or so. They will start to brown lightly when they're done.
Cut one open and slap some butter on it
Watch it melt, and eat them up.